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Also, I've been reading this for Lent. Just a few pages a day.
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If you like Stephen Baxter at all, I so recommend "Time Ships".
Or if, like me, you don't like sequels written by other authors, I recommend Ring.
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Or if, like me, you don't like sequels written by other authors, I recommend Ring.
Even though it's a kind of sequel to the Time Machine, Time Ships by Stephen Baxter is a great hard sci-fi novel that stands on its own. If you haven't even tried reading it, it's not really fair to bash it. Ring? I've no idea (is this an author, is this a book) and that's not enough info for me to go to google...
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Even though it's a kind of sequel to the Time Machine, Time Ships by Stephen Baxter is a great hard sci-fi novel that stands on its own. If you haven't even tried reading it, it's not really fair to bash it. Ring? I've no idea (is this an author, is this a book) and that's not enough info for me to go to google...
If reasoning can't tell you that it is a Baxter novel, then maybe you shouldn't be reading Baxter.
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Finished "Ceremony". Interesting ending that tied a lot of things together, but still remained very mystic in tone.

A rather unusual concept presented is that the cause of the native american's troubles (loss of use of the land, poverty, alcoholism, etc.) is not white people. The cause is native americans straying from the collected wisdom of the community and becoming fascinated with magic. The coming of the white people was the consequence/punishment for these lapses. We are portrayed as the unwitting tools of a curse.

Not something I would have chosen if it weren't for a book club, but it's good to move away from your norm from time to time, and I did find it worthwhile, though I wouldn't want to purchase it.
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Moved on to a mystery set in an auction/appraisal house in seacoast New Hampshire. "Consigned to Death" by Jane Cleland.

So far, not bad, though the final verdict depends on the solution to the mystery. At least I'm about 1/3 of the way through it, and I haven't figured out what's going on yet, which is usually a good sign.
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Just started Kite Runner in audio. Reading A New Song by Jan Karon in print.
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Its hilarious and pretty informative too. Its a narrative of the author and his friend walking the Appalachian trail all the way from GA to Maine. Fun read.
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If reasoning can't tell you that it is a Baxter novel, then maybe you shouldn't be reading Baxter.
Thanks.

Very simple: since you were so quick to bash a different Stephen Baxter novel without even giving it a chance, I didn't want to assume that you would be recommending a different book by the same author.
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Phillip Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Odd book so far.
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